A Federal Protective Services officer was shot and killed Friday night in Oakland, California, during the riots over George Floyd’s death, the FBI said Saturday morning.
In a statement, the FBI the shooting occurred at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in downtown Oakland. A vehicle pulled up to the building and a suspect fired gunshots at security officers outside the building, the FBI said.
The shooter hit two contract security officers, with one dying from his injuries. The second officer was wounded, but the FBI did not list his injuries. The FBI said it is working with the Oakland Police Department on the investigation.
Federal Protective Services officers prevent and protect terrorism and criminal acts threatening government infrastructure and buildings. It is part of the Department of Homeland Security.
In the wake of the death of Minnesotan George Floyd, as well as millions of dollars worth of riots and arson, The Washington Times is reporting that Floyd didn’t die from asphyxiation, as suspected by many.
George Floyd died Monday from a combination of preexisting health conditions exacerbated by being held down by Minneapolis officers, not from strangulation or asphyxiation, based on the medical examiner’s initial report.
Preliminary findings from a Tuesday autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation,” according to the criminal complaint filed Friday against former officer Derek Michael Chauvin.
“Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,” said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney. “The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”
Finally… upwards of $450 million a year will stop flowing into the never satiated gaping maw of the United Nations’ WHO (World Health Organization).
It doesn’t end there. The President is also bringing to a screeching halt the Communist Chinese presence on the campuses of US colleges and universities. Known as “Confucius Centers”, many are actually riddled with diplomatic, military, and industrial spies working directly for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party).
Pres. Trump also hit Beijing directly in the wallet by cancelling Hong Kong’s preferred trade status, in the shadow of the CCP essentially ripping up the British-China 1984 reunification treaty which guarantees HK’s autonomy until 2047.
The Communists have recently declared Hong Kong’s autonomy essentially null and void.
Democrat hearts everywhere are just all aflutter over the first black woman to become the President of the United States (of course, if Joe wins. Even then, he’ll resign after six months “for health reasons).
Despite more buzz than my graduating class in 1977, all the hype regarding Sleepy Joe choosing an ethnic minority female running mate may end-up being all for naught.
As reported by Breitbart.com, Biden certainly appears to be backing away from bringing onboard a “woman of color” as his running mate;
Biden, who is facing criticism after appearing to claim that African Americans considering voting for President Donald Trump “ain’t black,” told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday during an interview that he was not ready to promise to put a woman of color on the ticket despite rumors in recent weeks that he was heading in that direction.
“Look, I’m not going to get into that now because we haven’t gotten there yet,” the former vice president said when asked if his running mate would be a woman of color. “There are women of color under consideration and there are women from every part of the country under consideration.”
“There’s a lot of really qualified women that are ready to be president, but I’m not making that commitment,” Biden added.
It’s no secret that President Trump and the social media titans don’t have much love for each other.
While more than a few conservatives very well may agree with the Prez that the likes of Twitter and Facebook have a distinct bias against conservatives, we’ve also wondered what could ever be done to ensure these internet giants cease and desist from their collective heavy-handed silencing of anything and everything that even dares to slightly lean right.
With the official title of White House Correspondent, Jeff Mason of the Reuters news service is noting that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has cryptically told the WH press corps that President Trump that something, indeed, will be done.
.@realDonaldTrump will sign an executive order shortly about social media and internet companies, @PressSec tells reporters on Air Force One. The president has been very critical of @Twitter in the last 24 hours.
While McEnany was short on specifics, many on the Right are breathing a sign of relief that the very same supposedly “politically neutral” tech companies that have an almost total stranglehold on social media will finally be brought to heel.
While the likes of Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have a special dispensation from the US Congress that these Silicon Valley companies are not technically considered news organizations, there is speculation that the President very well may deem them such, therefore making them subject to anti-monopoly legislation.
Cuts of hundreds of staff members at the White House and at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have curbed leaks and stifled anti-Trump activists within both agencies, according to senior administration officials.
Acting DNI Richard Grenell, who stepped down Tuesday, streamlined ODNI in his four months in office by reducing staff and contractor positions by as much as 400.
Mr. Grenell said other positive reforms during his brief stint included declassifying congressional testimony showing no collusion between Trump officials and Russia in 2016, and imposing rules to protect the identities of U.S. officials inadvertently captured in overseas intelligence intercepts.
The changes were aimed at shifting the focus of ODNI away from being a separate intelligence agency and toward its original mission as a coordinating body for 17 U.S. spy services.
In response to questions about cracking down on unauthorized disclosures from within, Mr. Grenell revealed that his team had uncovered a leaker inside the office “clearly misusing classified information, and we referred the individual to the FBI.”
No other details were provided, but the leak was said to be damaging. The FBI is in the early stages of conducting an investigation into the ODNI official.
A senior Trump administration official said ODNI and the National Security Council staff until recently were two repositories of resistance to Mr. Trump and his agenda by people who “felt they had a duty to undermine the elected president of the United States.”
If you aren’t exactly sure who Sheldon Whitehouse is, he’s the pasty-faced, doughy, somewhat lispy junior US Senator from the great state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (yes, that’s the full name of the state).
With that aside, Sen. Whitehouse also has somewhat of a habit of pissing off certain high-level federal judges.
Example, as recently reported by The Federalist, Whitehouse filed a brief threatening the SCOTUS to either rule the way he sees fit on a pending case involving firearms and the state of New York, or else.
As reporter William Maurer of The Federalist reports, Whitehouse’s brief is best summed up as “A friendly reminder, like when a mugger tells a witness not to go to police or his legs might break.”
It’s bad enough that Whitehouse has already threatened the Supreme Court, but now he’s going after Judge Neomi Rao of the District of Columbia’s Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.
As Maurer cites, Judge Rao is (emphasis mine) “one of three judges on the panel that will hear the emergency petition for a writ of mandamus filed by General Michael Flynn. The writ General Flynn is seeking would order the district judge hearing General Flynn’s case — Emmet Sullivan — to grant the motion of the United States to dismiss the charges altogether, ending the prosecution.“
However, reporter Maurer also notes of the situation Whitehouse has plopped himself into the middle of (emphasis mine),
“In this case, the defendant agrees with the prosecutors that the case be dismissed. So there’s really no case or controversy left, that is, no reason for the judge not to grant the petition for a writ of mandamus. So how did Senator Whitehouse react? “Where you see Neomi Rao,” he tweetered Friday, “you can expect a lot of Trumpy dirt to follow. She’s a cartoon of a fake judge.” It was a shocking message on the eve of a judicial proceeding and from a member of the Judiciary Committee.”
The Marshall County (Mississippi) Sheriff’s Department is investigating as arson, the burning-down of the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs, MS, as reported by MSN.com news.
What makes this decidedly local story relevant to a nation-wide audience is that the pastor of First Pentecostal, Rev. Jerry Waldrop, recently sued the Holly Springs city government against the COVID-19 prompted stay-at-home order.
MSN is also reporting that the Marshall County S.D. cited that a none-too-subtle (and poorly spellchecked) graffiti message was also found on-site.
“Bet you stay home now you hypokrites” was found spray painted on the parking lot asphalt.
Along with the rather illiterate message was also painted the atom symbol with the letter “A” inside, according to the New York Times, which is also used as the logo for militant atheist groups.
To make things even more interesting, MSN is also reporting;
Waldrop sued the city in April, saying police disrupted an Easter church service and Bible study.
City Attorney Shirley Byers said the church had violated quarantine rules by gathering in a group of nearly 40.
Waldrop argued the parishioners had been practicing social distancing inside and had only congregated indoors when weather left no other option.
Gov. Tate Reeves’s (R) statewide restrictions have treated churches as essential services and allowed them to remain open, but the city’s rules were more stringent. In late April, it amended its order to allow drive-thru church services, according to the AP.
Byers said Waldrop’s lawsuit has not yet been served.
In the meantime, Gov. Reeves sent his condolences to the faithful of First Pentecostal;
It’s always a sad thing when an ex-child star seems to think his or her political opinion is somehow of relevance to the rest of us lower lifeforms .
Case in point would be Alyssa Milano, whose better days were a couple of decades ago.
As seen in the picture shared on Twitter (below), Nick Arama of RedState.com probably put it best; “This is so the perfect symbol of liberalism, complete virtue signaling, no reality, achieving nothing.”
Needless to say, Milano was hammered on Twitter with casinos list.
Remember back in the old days when you and all your buddies were all packed into your car after a hard 48-hours+ of equally hard drinking?
If you go back as far as I do, you may also remember (vaguely) that whenever you and your previously mentioned hammered friends ended-up getting pulled-over, and the cop resolved the problem at-hand by asking “Which of you is the least drunk? OK, you drive everyone home.”
Yeah, things have really changed over the years. I mean you had to really put forth a ton of effort to get tossed in jail for a DUI decades ago.
Much like driving while blind, society now frowns upon all forms of sexual harassment/assault.
Even in a CNN video from a mere dozen tears ago, Wolf Blitzer describes then-Sen. Joe Biden’s “playfully” stalking of co-eds back in the 1960s.
“Playfully”? How much of a creeper did you have to be to actually get arrested back then?
How easy would it have been for U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to simply ignore Gen. Mike Flynn’s legal defense team’s request that Hizzoner be removed as the presiding judge in the now disgraced case against Flynn by the Department of Justice?
Very easy, that’s how. He just simply ignores it.
But not so fast, Judge Sullivan. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals just dropped a legal bombshell on you.
The 18-member Appeals Court just ruled today that Judge Sullivan has but 10 days to respond to the court filing against him that he be removed as reported by the Washington Times.
And there’s even better news for Flynn and his team – in the wake of the DoJ dropping the case against Flynn, the Court of Appeals has also invited the very same DoJ to give their opinion on Sullivan being replaced.
The Washington Times is also citing;
The order also revealed that two Republican-appointed judges will oversee Flynn’s bid to have the charges he lied to the FBI dismissed.
Judges Karen Henderson, an appointee of President George W. Bush, Neomi Rao, an appointee of President Trump, and Robert Wilkins, who was appointed by President Obama, will hear Flynn’s appeal.
I would think that no one really needs the likes of Adam Schiff to completely fabricate out of thin air a conversation that never really took place in regards to California’s Gov. Gavin Newsome’s attempted shakedown of President Trump.
The Golden State’s governor has made it quite clear that if he doesn’t get literally billions of federal taxpayer dollars (that’s you and me, folks), the first ones to be furloughed will be the thousands first responders employed by the many villages, towns, cities, and counties in California.
Appearing on Jake Tapper’s CNN program, “State of the Union” (video, below), Newsome was asked what would happen if California doesn’t get a rather health chunk of Nancy Pelosi’s proposed $3 trillion COVID-19 bailout.
Tapper: “Can you explain what you think will happen to California if the federal government doesn’t give you money to help you out?”
Newsome: “I hope they’ll consider this: the next time they want to salute and celebrate our heroes, our first responders, our police officers and firefighters, consider the fact that they are the first ones who will be laid off by cities and counties.
The folks who are out there, the true heroes of this pandemic, are healthcare workers and nurses. … They’re the first ones to be laid off.”
CA Gov. @GavinNewsom says his state’s budget deficit is directly related to the coronavirus pandemic and federal funding should not be looked at as charity, “when it’s fundamental purpose of government is to protect people’s safety and to protect their well-being.” #CNNSOTUpic.twitter.com/9XpDngudxV
California taxpayers will be cutting $500 Wuhan coronavirus stimulus checks to illegal aliens living in the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom proudly announced on Wednesday.
“California is the most diverse state in the nation. Our diversity makes us stronger and more resilient. Every Californian, including our undocumented neighbors and friends, should know that California is here to support them during this crisis,” Gov. Newsom said. “We are all in this together.”
Many years ago, I remember quite the D-lister movie hitting multiplexes everywhere, a real dud titled “Surf Nazis Must Die”.
Not only did I not know what a Surf Nazi was, I was also not quite sure who had the authority to put them all to death.
Here we are 33-years later, who knew this monumental belly-flop of a movie would end-up being prophetic?
As the Memorial Day long weekend is nearly upon us, New York City mayor and aspiring Oberst-Gruppenführer Bill de Blasio (born: ‘Warren Wilhelm Jr.’) has laid down the law to both New Yorkers and out-of-state visitors that if you hit the waves, the aqua-cops will be tossing you into a presumably soggy Paddy Wagon.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) warned Monday that the city is serious about keeping swimmers out of the water at its public beaches Memorial Day weekend, even as other locations begin to lift their coronavirus-related restrictions.
“Anyone tries to get in the water, they’ll be taken right out of the water,” he told reporters.
The mayor said that city officials would not put up police barriers at beaches, giving New Yorkers the chance to comply voluntarily. Swimming, lifeguards, parties, barbecues and sports would all be prohibited on the beaches, de Blasio added, and social-distancing rules will still apply.
“It’s a dangerous situation to ever go in the water if there are no lifeguards present,” he added, saying officials are also concerned about scenarios where large numbers of people take the bus or subway to beaches.
Only residents of the communities surrounding the beaches would be allowed to use the beach as “just open space you can walk on,” he said.
Are you one of the tens of millions who’s lost their job due to never-ending government quarantine orders?
Good news! After watching six-hours worth of videos from Johns Hopkins University, you’re qualified for the final exam. This may be unfair of me, but I’ll bet that test will be abought as tough as passing the placement exam for the University of Phoenix.
But there’s better news! According to NPR, “In all, 44 states and the District of Columbia now have plans to expand their contact tracing workforce…”
But, wait. There’s more! Know how much you can make by legally spying on your family, friends, and neighbors? Upwards of $65,000 per year as reported by CBS News. The Tiffany Network also cites that between 100,000 and 300,000 people will be hired nationwide as “contact tracers.”
If you’re worried that the free, six-hour course might be a bit too intellectually challenging for you, don’t sweat it. The decidedly leftie-leaning Wired.com reporter Megan Molenti cites (emphasis mine);
The free six-hour course, which teaches a mix of virology, epidemiology, medical ethics, privacy, and interview techniques, opened for registration on the online educational platform Coursera. Though it’s geared toward people with ambitions of joining the ranks of tracers, it’s open to anyone.
So that’s why on Monday morning, I AeroPressed an extra cup of coffee, turned off my Slack notifications, and settled into a sunlit corner of my couch, ready to take notes on how to catch a coronavirus killer.
Color me impressed. Who knew that virology, epidemiology, medical ethics, privacy, and interview techniques could be boiled down to a free, six-hour online course?
Also, is it just me, or does the line about catching a “coronavirus killer” sound just a tad bit de-humanizing?
A new Coursera class developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is now available to train contact tracers on the principles of the public health strategy many consider critical for slowing the spread of COVID-19.
The free six-hour course is open to anyone, but taking and passing it will be a requirement for thousands of contact tracers being hired by the state of New York to fight the pandemic. Within hours of its release Monday, more than 400 people had already registered for the class, according to Joshua Sharfstein, a vice dean at the Bloomberg School.
Amazingly enough, Lo-Flo Hidin’-in-the-Basement Sleepy Joe has proven to the world that between all the Botox injections to his rather plastic looking fivehead, then all the hair plug implants, poor Mr. Biden’s powers of recollection have been subject to some serious ass-whoopins.
As evidenced by his disastrous “virtual roundtable” with three Democrat governors, a more honest description would be the Zoom version of four clueless and completely out-of-touch political buffoons. Yes, it was that bad.
While Biden hosted Democrat governors Phil Murphy (NJ), Ned Lamont (CT), and Gretchen Whitmer (MI), as seen on the video below, during an exchange between the ex-VP and Connecticut’s Lamont and New Jersey’s Murphy, they all bemoaned of a problem that President Trump solved over a month and a half ago.
Specifically, why is there no single go-to-guy responsible for the ulcer-inducing task of coordinating all the supply/logistics on the federal level regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Biden complained (emphasis mine);
Well, one of the things I think you all did, and I’d call for really early on, was the need basically for a supply officer. If this were a military operation, if we’re going to war, you have to know where every weapon, every tank, every missile, every plane is at, and there’s a supply officer.
You go to where the need is the greatest, the troops that need the most help. And the best of my knowledge, that doesn’t exist right now.
Is there a one place you can call to get an answer to what is available and not available for you, or do you go to multiple places within the federal government, if at all?
Seriously… none of the four members of this particular roundtable knew that President Trump formally and quite publicly assigned the US Navy’s resident logistical genius, RADM John Polowczyk (pronounced: Pole-uh-chuck) as the head honcho of FEMAs COVID-19 “Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force.”
Don’t forget, Biden wants to be the President of the United States, and I wouldn’t doubt for a moment if he fills his would-be cabinet with the same low-caliber dolts that participated in that absurd “virtual roundtable” with.
The pressure must be getting to New York City’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot. She just snapped at New York City’s highest ranking uniformed police officer, Chief of Department Terence Monahan, that she could care less than the posteriors of two sewer-dwelling rodents in regards to Monahan’s police officers.
Actually, when Monahan requested 500K protective surgical facemasks for his officers from the city’s health commissioner, Barbot flat-out told him (and this is a direct quote), “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops”, according to the New York Post.
New York City’s health commissioner blew off an urgent NYPD request for 500,000 surgical masks as the coronavirus crisis mounted — telling a high-ranking police official that “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops,” The Post has learned.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot made the heartless remark during a brief phone conversation in late March with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Monahan asked Barbot for 500,000 masks but she said she could only provide 50,000, the sources said.
“I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops,” Barbot said, according to sources.
“I need them for others.”
The conversation took place as increasing numbers of cops were calling out sick with symptoms of COVID-19 but before the department suffered its first casualties from the deadly respiratory disease, sources said.
Much like Hillary Clinton blowing-off hard-core campaigning in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, etc. during the 2016 presidential race, maybe Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should have spent a bit more time in New York’s 14th Congressional District instead of hobnobbing on late-night TV shows.
As Sleepy Joe Biden would say, “Here’s the deal, man”, turns out that AOC is seeing a very serious challenge to win the 2020 Democrat congressional primary from newcomer Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
So serious is the challenge from Caruso-Cabrera that she is asking for campaign contributions on conservative Facebook Groups. From how often her FB ads keep popping up on the same conservative sites, she’s assumedly succeeding raking in some serious coin.
But one way AOC could ensure she’s on the ballot, even if she does lose the Democrat primary to MCC, would be that she could always fall back on being the candidate for the uber-leftist Working Families Party.
When I say “uber-leftist”, I’m not joking. Suffice it to say they make Barry Goldwater look like Bernie Sanders.
Anyhow, as reported by Emily Zanotti of the DailyWire.com, all Team AOC had to do is get 15 signatures from registered voters belonging to the Working Families Party. Hilariously, Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t even ensure that her minions successfully completed that amazingly simple task.
As noted by reporter Zanotti;
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) may have unintentionally handicapped her own re-election campaign after failing to get the necessary 15 signatures to place her name on the November ballot in New York under the “progressive union-backed Working Families Party (WFP)” per Fox News.
Ocasio-Cortez wanted her name placed on the ballot under the WFP apparently as a way of ensuring that she remains a choice for voters in November, even if she doesn’t make it through the Democratic primary for her Congressional district. She’s currently facing a tough primary challenge from Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, another Democrat with local ties to the Bronx, who has pledged to spend more time working with Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents and less time seeking national prominence.
“The Working Families Party is an independent political party that cross-endorses progressive candidates through New York’s fusion voting system — which allows endorsement across ballot lines — to press Democrats to the left and extract concessions without being dismissed by voters as a spoiler,” Fox News reported.
New York greatly scaled back the number of signatures candidates need to get on the state ballot in order to avoid candidates and their campaigns going door-to-door and potentially spreading the novel coronavirus. The state announced that just 14.5 signatures (functionally, 15 signatures) are necessary to earn a spot on a ballot line.
Ocasio-Cortez turned in “only 13 signatures from members of the progressive group that has dubbed itself the ‘Tea Party of the left’ — two short of what she needed to get on the ballot.”
If you think for one second that ‘America’s Confirmed Bachelor’ Sen. Lindsey Graham intends to bring his buddy Barack Obama before the US Senate’s Judiciary Committee, guess again.
In regards to the declassification of the Obama Administration’s cover-up while they framed President Trump’s former National Security Advisor, Lt Gen Michael Flynn, the Palmetto State’s senior senator made clear that he has zero intention of ever calling Comrade Barry to testify before his committee.
Senate Republicans will investigate the Obama administration’s decision to target national security adviser Michael Flynn following the 2016 presidential election, but they do not intend to subpoena former President Barack Obama or require him to testify in front of a panel,Politico reports.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told media Tuesday that his committee is prepared to investigate former Obama administration officials, particularly officials affiliated with the Department of Justice, and the FBI over their targeting of Flynn in light of Attorney General William Barr’s decision to drop perjury charges against the former national security advisor. Barack Obama will likely be left off the list of those asked to testify.
“I’m not anticipating calling President Obama,” Graham said, adding that it was likely the panel will question FBI Director James Comey and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
HEIR TICKET TO PARADISE is the blood-red headband and the small metal key that they wear into battle. ”Sar Allah,” (”Warriors of God”), some of the headbands read in Farsi script, identifying the wearers as divinely designated martyrs who will use their keys to go directly to heaven if killed in the holy war against Iraq declared by their leader, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The headbands and the keys are worn by young boys, aged 12 to 17, who are recruited by local clergy or simply rounded up in the villages of Iran, given an intensive indoctrination in the Shiite tradition of martyrdom, and then sent weaponless into battle against Iraqi armor.
Often bound together in groups of 20 by ropes to prevent the fainthearted from deserting, they hurl themselves on barbed wire or march into Iraqi mine fields in the face of withering machine-gun fire to clear the way for Iranian tanks.
Across the back of their khaki-colored shirts is stenciled the slogan: ”I have the special permission of the Imam to enter heaven.”
Living up to his promise made just a few short days ago, former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) made public the names of Establishment Media so-called “reporters” that are essentially little better than mouthpieces for Deep State Democrats.
Appearing on the FNC question-and-answer program “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, Gowdy must have decided that now is the right time to namedrop.